How do we get there?
Once I share the big goal on Day One, I wanted to set the expectation for behavior in an interesting way. I decided that reaching our big goal came down to the Two P’s: practicing and participating. I used student volunteers to demonstrate the importance of the Two P’s to the class:
When I planned this part of the lesson I was a little worried it would backfire. Luckily it’s actually true – if students practice and participate in class, they will learn – so everything worked out.